Monday, October 19, 2009

UBIQ Presere x Atmos Girl.

Atmos introduce their Atmos Girls line, which consists of these new sneakers made in collaboration with Japanese label/shop, UBIQ. They come in four sweet colourways.

Adidas Top Ten Hi Sleek.

Adidas aims to please the ladies with their Top Ten Hi Sleek model. It’s more streamlined than the chunky Top Ten, which makes them much more wearable and versatile. Here we see a classic white/black/gold colourway.

Nike Womens Blazer Mid - Pink/Sail.

Spotted these dope Nike WMNS Blazer Mid in a pink/sail colorway over at Sneaker News via featuring a premium mesh on the entire upper in pink. The outsole is matched with a sail colorway to give the shoe some contrast. These will be limited to select Nike retailers when they are released in a few months. I’m going to be on a lookout for these, dope!

Here we get a look at a new Blazer Mid for the women. It sports a pink/sail colourway. I love the material and the monochromatic upper.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Onitsuka Tiger x Tokidoki Collection

Onitsuka Tiger and tokidoki have collaborated on a sneaker collection. The style bridges Japanese heritage, culture and art. The sneakers are set to release June 1st worldwide. The collection consists of to unisex and to women’s models, and will retail for $120-$130.
More after the jump.

Design your own Onitsuka Tiger

This is for those of you who’re into graphics and sneakers – and are in Singapore! Runner’s World is hosting a design competition for the Tiger -


1. Shoes available at: StarThreeSixty – Wheelock Place #02-08; LeftFoot – Far East Plaza #03-98; Limited Edition Vault – The Heeren #03-12. Submission of customized shoes only at StarThreeSixty.
2. Last day of submission 10th Feb 07.
3. Shoes to be purchased at S$149. Full refund after submission of entries.
4. Selected entries will be awarded an Onitsuka Tiger product hamper and in the running for the Top 3 prizes.
5. Top 3 winners will be announced at event at zouk on Friday, 23rd Feb 07.
6. Runner’s World Pte Ltd reserves all rights to the submitted entries.
7. 1st Prize: $1000 + S$500 Onitsuka Vouchers; 2nd Prize – S$500 cash + S$300 Onitsuka Tiger Voucher; 3rd Prize – S$300 cash + S$200 Onitsuka Tiger Voucher.

This reminded me of a time when I was in Milan – there was a similar competition by Havaianas – to turn their trademark slippers into works of art. A group of us each took the blank white slippers, while concocting the things we can do to them. In the end, only one of us submitted though – procrastination got the better of us. Which is probably why Rule 3 exists.

New Footwear (Vibram FiveFingers®).

Remember going barefoot as a child? It’s the way you first discovered and conquered your world—without the constraint of shoes. Or the sense of duty you acquired later on.

Now you can experience that same physical and visceral sensation in Vibram FiveFingers—the only footwear to offer the exhilarating joy of going barefoot with the protection and sure-footed grip of a Vibram® sole.

FiveFingers footwear connects you to the earth and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in conventional shoes. It puts you in touch with the earth beneath your feet and liberates you to move in a more natural, healthy way. FiveFingers stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion. Our customers report an increased sense of balance, greater agility, and visibly improved posture.

Choose from a variety of designs to cover the wide range of activities you would rather do barefoot—everything from fitness training and yoga, to running and trekking, to kayaking and sailing. Discover a level of performance and a connection to your environment that is positively without peer.

When you go barefoot, your movements become the movements of a child—playful and sensitive, yet purposeful and confident. You experience the unbound joy of stepping, hopping, and running across any surface on earth, simply to get from here to there.

Vibram FiveFingers® allow you to relive that sensation. Unlike conventional shoes that insulate you from your surroundings, FiveFingers footwear deepens your connection to the earth and your surroundings. FiveFingers enhance your sense of touch and feel, while improving foot strength, balance, agility, and range of motion. Because wearing Vibram FiveFingers is so close to going barefoot, you’ll enjoy the health and performance benefits of barefooting without some of the risks.

Outdoor enthusiasts have found FiveFingers to be the ideal crossover shoe for multiple sports and activities—from ChiRunning and bouldering to kayaking and windsurfing. Fitness enthusiasts use FiveFingers for core strength training, yoga and Pilates. Our customers continually discover new and creative uses for our alternative performance footwear.

The typical human foot is an anatomical marvel of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles, and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. Like the rest of the body, to keep our feet healthy, they need to be stimulated and exercised.

Many experts believe the shoes we wear not only cast the foot in a protective form, but also weaken our foot and leg muscles, leaving them underdeveloped and more prone to injury. And while there are many occasions where traditional footwear is essential for protection, safety, and security, it is equally important to stimulate and exercise the foot in a more natural state on a regular basis.

That’s why we recommend wearing FiveFingers for exercise, for play, and for fun. Stimulating muscles in your feet and lower legs will not only make you stronger and healthier, it improves your balance, agility and proprioception.

DQM x Nike Air Max Current Huarache

The Nike Air Max 90 Current Huarache is bringing the heat over the rest of 2009. A vibrant red edition on the way mimics the tonal black version that released a little while ago, but it’s two classics that are set to steal the show. Like its Hufquake counterpart, the DQM ‘Bacon’ design resurrects a legendary collaboration. These come complete with an array of fleshy tones and don an ‘East’ tongue tag, presumably the compliment to Huf’s ‘West’. These are coming to retailers for the holiday season but you can already grab a sample in US men’s size 9 on eBay.

Onitsuka Tiger 60 Years Packet.

To celebrate their 60th birthday, Onitsuka Tiger have created a limited edition line of kicks that pay homage to the heritage and Japanese influences of the brand. In conjunction with retailer Schuh-You and Zoo Magazine, the sneaker giant has created an exclusive ‘Made In Japan' pack, raffled and ready to be won over at Schuh-You's website. Up for grabs is your choice of three Onitsuka styles, a limited edition ‘Made In Japan' mag - which will be released Sept 1st at select stores and a special t-shirt. To go in the draw, hit up Schuh-You's Facebook page, become a fan and answer the simple question. Luck!

Onitsuka Tiger is celebrating its 60th anniversary (who knew it was that old?) by launching a rather splendid limited edition gift set that includes one of only 240 specially designed vintage-style pairs of anniversary shoes designs, an exclusive anniversary T-shirt and a copy of a specially commissioned collector’s edition magazine entitled Made of Japan.

But in the event that doesn't float your boat (and if not, why not?), the lovely people at Onitsuka Tiger have also provided us with images of some of the coolest trainers and clothes in the company's collection.

Onitsuka announcement:

Next week Onitsuka Tiger will be celebrating its 60th anniversary – an event of major significance in Japan. For the Japanese, turning 60 is an honour; it completes the 60 year ‘cycle of life’.

To mark this milestone, Onitsuka Tiger has created a limited edition gift set that includes one of only 240 specially designed vintage-style pairs of anniversary shoes designs, an exclusive anniversary T-shirt and a copy of a specially commissioned collector’s edition magazine entitled Made of Japan.

Made of Japan, has been created by the German style title Zoo Magazine and is made up of 260 pages presenting Onitsuka Tiger’s original sports heritage, its vision and evolution, and its influence as a style icon amongst fashion leaders, artists, athletes and sports fans in Japan, the US and Europe.

The shoe models feature the original iconic Onitsuka Tiger colours of white, red and blue, and are characterised by high-quality materials and meticulous attention to detail.

Variations of the limited edition gift sets (each retailer carries a different exclusive shoe design) will be available only in Size? (Carnaby Street, London), Offspring (Dean Street, London) and the Onitsuka Tiger stores (Newburgh Street, London and College Lane, Liverpool).

The gift packs, priced at £100 each, will be launched throughout the different retail outlet on 1st September 2009 – 60 years to the day since Onitsuka Co., LTD was founded.